Marvel Films, now owned by the Disney giant, have announced that the ever-successful The Avengers are set to reunite on the big screen in 2015.
Director of the first title Joss Wheldon has been named to write and direct the sequel, after claiming his previous work had been put down to sheer luck of being a Box Office “phenomenal success”.
It was later announced that Joss Whedon will also write The Avengers 2, as well as a mini “Marvel-based live-action” series for ABC–also to be signed under Disney.
Whedon’s previous success in Buffy and the Vampire Slayer had secured him a place in the Marvel-Disney franchise, which now has fans buzzing about his witty return with the world’s favourite team of superheroes.
Box Office Mojo announced that The Avengers has grossed a massive $1.5 billion since May 2012, making it the biggest film of all time not directed by James Cameron.
Marvel-Disney have been unable to give dates for production and release on the already-anticipated sequel, with Iron Man 3 set to hit cinemas next May, Thor 2 later in November 2013 and Captain America 2 in April 2014.
The sequels ratings will play a crucial role in the success of The Avengers 2, once it faces the Box Office in three years time.